|October 01, 2018||1st||2nd||Final|
|ETSU||13:49||Sarah Connolly (Rachel Harbin )|
|ETSU||39:57||Eleonora Goldoni (Pauline Vienne )|
|ETSU||70:26||Isabel Hodgson (Eleonora Goldoni )|
|ETSU||87:59||Delaney Griffin (Allie Duggan )|
|ETSU||Lea Ann Cutshall||70:26||1||2|
|Stats at a Glance||KING||ETSU|
|Shots (on Goal)||5 (4)||32 (16)|
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 2018) – After starting the season with a 1-7 record, ETSU women’s soccer has caught fire. The Bucs notched their fourth straight win, powering past King University, 6-1, Monday night.
The ETSU offense fired 32 shots and 16 shots on goal in the victory — its highest totals of the season. On the defensive side, the Bucs limited King to 5 shots in the contest.
“It was a fantastic win, and all the credit goes to the players,” said ETSU head coach Adam Sayers. “We’ve had a bit of slow start to the season but the record doesn’t tell the full story…King was a good team and played the ball simply, kept possession well and moved the ball quickly. It was important to win possession and we did that.”
For the second straight game, ETSU pulled to an early 1-0 lead in the 14th minute as Sarah Connolly (Ballygowan, Northern Ireland) buried her seventh goal of the 218 campaign off an assist from Rachel Harbin (Arlington, Tenn.).
Senior Eleonora Goldoni (Ferrara, Italy) scored the first of her two goals on the day in the 40th minute to double the lead, taking a cross pass from Pauline Vienne (Lausanne, Switzerland) while beating a defender to score the goal.
In the second half, the Tornado proved the game was not over despite a double-digit shot disadvantage. King’s Dez Johnson took a rebound after Lea Ann Cutshall (Johnson City, Tenn.) layed out for a diving save and tapped it past a vulnerable keeper to make it 2-1.
The deficit would not last long, as a barrage of Buccaneer goals followed in the final 30 minutes.
Sophomore Raffaella Guiliano (Caserta, Italy) scored in similar fashion to Johnson six minutes after the King goal, picking up a rebound off a saved shot and tapping it in for ETSU’s third goal of the game and her first of the season.
The next two scores would come within a minute of each other, as senior Isabel Hodgson (Adelaide, Australia) received a pass from Goldoni and scored in the 70th minute. Goldoni scored her second goal of the game 51 seconds later unassisted.
The final goal came from senior Delaney Griffin (Franklin, Tenn.) for her first score of the year. Junior Allie Duggan (Boca Raton, Fla.) assisted Griffin with a lead pass for her first assist, closing the scoring.
With the win, ETSU (5-7, 3-0 SoCon) closes the book on its non-conference chapter of the season and now moves back into Southern Conference play on Friday at Samford Oct. 5 and Chattanooga Sunday, Oct. 7.
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